$45 million worth Deion Sanders drops blunt take on bringing celebrities to Colorado: "Everybody's not built to handle that light"

Colorado Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders
Colorado Buffaloes coach Deion Sanders

Colorado coach Deion Sanders made Boulder the Mecca of the football world, with celebrities flocking to Buffs games every weekend last season as the 'Coach Prime Effect' took hold.

The $45 million worth Sanders (as per Celebrity Net Worth) revealed on the "All The Smoke Podcast" that the celebrities come with the territory and that not every player and staff member can handle the spotlight of being a Buffs player with the scrutiny that they are under.

"That light, not only is it blinding but it's also intoxicating," Sanders said. "It's not just the kids, some of the coaches, some of the personnel in this beautiful building weren't ready for what we came with and the consistency thereof.
"It's not easy being 'HIM' and being shot at all your life, I'm used to it. Everybody's not built to handle that light."

Deion Sanders tug of war with ex-player continues

Deion Sanders and Cormani McClain have a unique relationship. The Buffs coach convinced the cornerback to flip his commitment from the Miami Hurricanes to the Colorado Buffaloes in what was a major coup at the time.

McClain was Sander's first marquee recruit in Boulder and big things were expected of him but as the season progressed, he barely got any playing time, leading to speculation about his status.

Even when two-way star Travis Hunter got injured, Sanders still did not play McClain, and in a tell-all news conference, he finally admitted that the cornerback was not ready and questioned his discipline.

McClain, who recently entered the transfer portal, released a video titled "Next Step" on YouTube speaking about his time in Boulder, where he threw some shade at Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes.

"I'm just ready to bring the old version of me out and change the narrative of everyone's thinking on my name, be a part of a real and a great program that's going to impact me at my best ability," McClain said.
"I feel like I just don't want to play for the clicks. I actually want to be involved with a great leading program that's going to develop players."

Deion Sanders who is revamping his coaching and playing staff in Colorado chose the high road when speaking about his former player during an interview with DNVR:

"I’m always in prayer for our young men, and I want the best for them," Sanders said. "I pray to God that he goes to a program that challenges him, as well as hold him accountable and develop him as a young man.
"Unfortunately, we weren’t the program that could accomplish that, so preferably he understands that this is the second go-round and get it – go get it, man, because he has a tremendous amount of talent. But he has to want it."

The recruitment methods of Deion Sanders will continue to be under the microscope as the doors in Boulder continue swinging with more ins and outs than any other football program in the country.

Edited by Krutik Jain
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